It’s almost time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday! Christmas is almost here! I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you are traveling, safe travels.
As we close out 2016, and look forward, with hope, to 2017, I want to share with you one of my favorite Christmas carols, performed by the late Bing Crosby and the late David Bowie. It’s called, Little Drummer Boy. The message of the song is that one little child “can give all the love he can.”
Enjoy the video, then read my comments below on how we can take this message and bring it to life this Christmas season.
I am old enough to remember watching this Bing Crosby Christmas special, live! This clip stemmed from a planned skit, with Bing Crosby and his special guest, the very young David Bowie. Little did they know, at that moment, how special the rendition of this classic would become; that their very skit would become a classic favorite for decades to come.
The same could be said for the actions that we take this holiday season. Perhaps we will create a lasting memory with those we love. Or, perhaps something we say will have a lasting impact for someone we meet. My Christmas wish for you is that you cherish being surrounded by those you love and those who love you in return; that you make the most of your time together.
Beyond the packages, cards, and trappings of the holidays, give thought to the power of the gift of your love; for your love is the most precious gift you can give. It can only come from you. It is unique, and something for others to cherish. The little drummer boy knew this, did you?
This Christmas, may you experience the gift of Christ’s love and, in turn, share that gift of love with someone else.